Mentoring kick off

Now your meetings are set you will soon kick off the Hello Mentor mentorship. We have some tips for a smooth start: We’ll support you with mentoring content, sent via email before your meetings. This content will help give your meetups more body. One last thing: you may add Hello Mentor to your LinkedIn profile…

Mentorship is (nearly) finished!

Since you are near the end of your mentorship, it is time for you and your mentee to gather all wins, write down what you both have learned, and make the final report. Our tips for rounding up are: 1. Reflect on the learning objectives. What steps have you been able to take? What did…

Growth and fixed mindset

Mindset is everything. We most likely are all familiar with the importance of mindset. The greatest visionary and biggest dreamer often takes it the furthest. George Washington, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr. all had one great thing in common: a growth mindset. They could set aside all that was known as usual and saw possibilities,…

Utilizing your network

A great way of using the power of the people is by bringing in another expert into the mix. It might be that your mentee has been practicing for an interview with you, that you two reviewed code, or even explored multiple domains of the labor market. A great way to dive deeper into the…

Mentor vs. coach

Hopefully, you have had an exciting start to this mentorship. But, what exactly is mentorship? What should the role of a mentor be? Can you try to define this for yourself? Although we believe there is not a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ definition of mentorship, it can be valuable to explain what the literature says. Since…

Paving the way with your mentee

We have something special for you: an LSD journey for you and your mentee. Yes, you read right: LSD stands for Listening, Summarizing and Digging deeper. It is easy to remember and a very effective way to understand someone and figure out what lies in their heart. Listening: good listening is really understanding the person…

GROWTH method

The first step in the mentoring process will be to define the two main learning objectives with your mentee. Remember to keep track of the progress on the objectives as you continue the mentorship! Goal setting can be a challenge for mentees for several reasons. Therefore, we want to make sure that you have all…